1st Year Knitaversary

27 01 2008
Today I have been knitting for one year!!!

I can’t believe it has been a year since I ventured into an LYS, bought some old needles for 10p, some random tiny balls of yarn and a “How to Knit” book for £1.00 (was from the 70’s). My husband taught me how to do a slipknot and I cast on so tight that I couldn’t get my needles in the stitches and after hours of sore fingers I threw the knitting across the room in frustration.

Things have come a bit of a way now, I never imagined I would have knit socks using 5 needles (well 8 pairs now) and had a go at felting, cables and lace 😀

I think I would have a bit more in the bank (Serious yarn addiction) but I am so much richer in the skills I now have and the lovely friends I have made online and just wanted to thank everyone for all your support in my 1st year, heres to many more!


Serious Sock P*rn

19 01 2008

How lucky am I, this is what arrived at my door this morning!!!

I am sooo happy right now, I got:

Dream in Colour Smooshy in Wisteria Colourway
NORO sock yarn. The photo doesn’t do the colour justice, it is SO bright
Shibui Knits in Wasabi
Duet Skinny in Fuscia Fusion
Crystal Palace Merino 5 in Dogwood Pinks

This arrived in 8 days from The Loopy Ewe in America and best of all I didn’t get charged by customs ;D


6 01 2008

A close up of the pattern ;D

I cast these on on Friday, they are Jaywalker socks by Grumperina, from Magknits (link on the right). The pattern is lovely to knit, its so easy, it is memorised by the 2nd needle and I really love the effect.
I am knitting them in Lorna’s Laces, Hawaii colourway and I am really pleased with the results so far, the yarn hasn’t pooled, which I was a little worried about. I am also using my 2.75mm Quills DPN’s which I haven’t used before and I really like them. They are slightly bendy which was weird at first but I am enjoying using them now 😀

Happy New Year! Happy New Knitting!

5 01 2008

Sorry I have been a bad blogger but Christmas was a little hectic and then we all came down with the Noro Virus (unfortunately the sick bug not the lovely yarn ;S) so this is the first chance I have had to blog. Well I was very lucky and my Sister In law got me a Get Knitted voucher for Christmas which I am yet to spend but it is to become some Regia Silk sock yarn and some more Knitpicks tips and cables 😀

I got some money from my Mum & Dad so I bought the Vogue Knitting – Ultimate sock book, which is fantastic and would be fab for old and new sock knitters. It is a combination of history, techniques, stitch dictionary and patterns, I love it 😀

I also got the 2008 Stitch & Bitch calendar and it has some lovely patterns, I am very impressed with the sock patterns, OK yes I know I am naughty for peeking and not having a surprise each day 🙂

I also got some Mmmmmmmalabrigo worsted which has to be the softest yarn I have felt and can’t wait to knit some up, although I have no idea what to us it for yet!!! It is in Holly Hock which is a lovely semi solid purply colour.